SUMMERVILLE, Ga. (AP) - More than 1,000 turtles made a slow-speed escape from their turtle farm in northwest Georgia. Turtle farmer David Driver tells sheriff's officials he suspects vandals might be to blame for tearing down fences around his turtle ponds in Summerville. Authorities say that allowed the turtles -... more »
Tucker the turtle is a long way from home, roughly 800 miles, and now needs a little help finding his way back.
Tucker, an Eastern Box Turtle, was picked up in Kentucky by a truck driver who thought he was injured.
His shell appeared to be cracked and... more »
On Monday, police busted two teenagers selling about 150 baby turtles on a street corner in Pueblo. The men set up a stand on the corner of Northern and Pueblo Blvd. Officials say the men were selling a species known as red ear sliders. Ofc. Matthew Ballard says the turtles... more »
A federal judge says a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit that accused BP of killing turtles as it burns oil from its blown-out Gulf well. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier said Friday that lawyers would be in court later in the day to announce details. The lawsuit filed... more »
A tortoise's zookeepers in Cleveland are the ones feeling slow because after more than 50 years, they've discovered "Mary" is actually a male.
Officials at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo say it can be tough to establish the sex of a giant Aldabra tortoise because the reproductive organs normally aren't... more »
A new report seeks to remind people that having pet turtles, still sold illegally in the U.S., isn't the best idea due to salmonella risk. Researchers report a 2007-08 outbreak that sickened 107 people, mostly children, in 34 states, was the largest outbreak blamed on turtles nationwide. In many cases,... more »
The joke is as old as the hills: "Lost Dog: Three legs, blind in one eye, ear torn. Answers to the name ‘Lucky.' "
But for a Petaluma, Calif., box turtle, that name held true and then some after he got his front legs chewed off by a raccoon.... more »